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Brew Crew Blasts #4: Hart Swings Leadoff Lumber

Corey Hart and the Brewers started the day with a bang on May 20.


Brew Crew Blasts is a look at the ten longest home runs hit by Brewer batters during the 2012 season, as measured by Hit Tracker Online. This is the second week for the daily series, and here are the home runs we've already covered:

10) Carlos Gomez against the Nationals on July 26, 439 feet
9) Aramis Ramirez against the Royals on June 14, 440 feet
Rickie Weeks against the Padres on October 1, 441 feet

Carlos Gomez against the Diamondbacks on June 30, 442 feet
Rickie Weeks against the Nationals on July 29, 443 feet
Ryan Braun against the Rockies on April 21, 448 feet

There's nothing quite like a leadoff home run to set the tone for a good day.

The Brewers fell behind 1-0 in the top of the first against the Twins on May 20, but Corey Hart led off the bottom of the inning and tied the score with this massive blast off longtime friend of the team Jason Marquis:

That blast traveled 449 feet to left, and was the eleventh longest first inning home run in all of baseball in 2012. It's the longest home run Hart has hit since Hit Tracker started keeping track of such things in 2006, and the third longest home run a Twins pitcher allowed this season.

Hart hit the shot on a 2-1, 89 mph sinker that didn't sink:



Hart's performance in this game was actually overshadowed a bit by Jonathan Lucroy, who had two home runs (including a grand slam) and tied the Brewer franchise record with seven RBI in their 16-4 win.